***** A NON-TEACHER'S OPINION *****
(1) Of course, I do not know whether or not it was written by a native speaker.
(2) But I do believe two things:
(a) It is very well written.
(b) Most native speakers here in my country could not write this well.
(High school teachers and even many university professors, I hear, are
going crazy trying to teach today's youth how to write a decent sentence,
let alone a long passage such as the one that you have kindly shared with us.)
(3) This kind of uplifting and inspiring writing is very popular in my country. Quite a
few people make a good (very good!!!) living writing such books and giving
(4) I am glad for you that it inspires you. We all need something to believe in as we
journey through life.